October Cyber Security Awareness Month
October 2012 marked the ninth Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. "Cyber Security Is OUR Shared Responsibility" is the 2012 theme and reflects the interconnectedness of the modern world and the message that all computer users have a role to play to secure cyberspace.
Cyber Security Awareness Month is a nationally recognized effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers to raise cyber security awareness across the country and to empower citizens, businesses, government and schools to improve their cyber security preparedness.
In celebration of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Office of Cyber Security provided a number of educational resources to the public, including an electronic Cyber Security Toolkit. The toolkit includes cyber security-themed posters, calendars, bookmarks, guides, brochures and other content that can be downloaded to help promote and reinforce cyber safety themes in practical, informative, entertaining, and usable ways.
Additional information and resources on cyber issues and implementing sound cyber security practices are also available at the following websites:
- Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- National Cyber Security Alliance
- National Association of State Chief Information Officers
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the following resources and use the information to promote cyber security awareness.
New York State Cyber Security Awareness Toolkit:
(Important: Please contact the MS-ISAC for instructions for usage of Toolkit material, reproduction and customized branding.)
- Cyber Security Awareness Posters
- Cyber Security Awareness Bookmarks
- Cyber Security Awareness Calendar
- Local Government Proclamation
Local government officials in New York State are encouraged to recognize Cyber Security Awareness Month by signing a proclamation or letter of support. A sample proclamation is available for download and branding.
Congratulations to our 2012 New York State student poster contest winners: Jordyn, Jorge, Sebastian, Paige, Maggie, Krissa, Libby, Izzie, Jeffrey, Albert, John and Liza.
New York State is once again conducting a K-12 Computer Safety Poster Contest to encourage young people to use the Internet safely and securely and to craft messages and images that will best resonate with their peers across the country.
The contest will be open to all public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
- Cyber Security Home
- Incident Reporting
- Breach Notification
- Cyber Advisories
- NYS Digital Forensics
- Cyber Tips Newsletter
- Keeping Kids Safe Online
- Local Government
- Policies and Resources
- NY-ISAC Secure Portal